Career GPS: Employee Relations; HR Leadership; Performance and Rewards
In Canada, terminating an employee isn’t an easy process. It can be a difficult decision, regardless of whether the dismissal is with or without cause, and HR professionals need to ensure their organizations meet all of their responsibilities to avoid making difficult circumstances even messier.
Topics to be discussed:
- Strategic considerations when deciding to terminate with or without cause
- Must have provisions in a termination letter
- Important tips for termination meetings — what to say and how to say it
- Creative ways to structure settlements — ESA entitlements and beyond
- Mitigation — how to use it to minimize liability
- The Release — how to make it enforceable
Jennifer Hodgins & Ashley Brown, Sherrard Kuzz LLP
Jennifer Hodgins practices employment and labour law with Sherrard Kuzz LLP in Toronto, providing advice and representation to management in many areas including attendance management, employee relations, employment contracts, employment standards, human rights, and wrongful and constructive dismissal litigation.
Ashley Brown also practices with Sherrard Kuzz LLP in Toronto, providing proactive and practical advice and representation to management of large and small organizations, in unionized and non-unionized environments, in both the public and private sectors. Ashley regularly speaks at conferences about employment and labour issues and teaches employment law at Conestoga College.